How do you check the DPI of the mouse on your PC? Have you ever wondered how to do that? Do you want to know which DPI analyzer tool will provide you with the most accurate results? You have come to the right place if you answered yes to this question.
In order to determine how fast you can scroll with your mouse, you need to know the number of dots per inch (DPI) that your mouse has.
You might want to choose a mouse with a high or low DPI, depending on what you intend to use it for.
Click speed test results will also be higher for mice with higher DPI. For quicker sensitivity, gamers usually choose ones with high DPI.
Here is a guide that shows you how you can easily check your mouse’s DPI.
Here’s how to check the DPI of your mouse
Using Paint software or checking your mouse’s product description, you can determine your mouse’s DPI. Also, you can use the DPI settings software or an online DPI analyzer to determine your mouse’s DPI.
In this section, I will explain how each method can be used easily.
METHOD 1. Check the box or description of the product
There is a possibility that this method will not work in every case, but it’s worth checking before switching to another.
If DPI is not written in the Product (mouse) box, then check it.
It is also possible to check the product description page on the sales website.
The mouse DPI is clearly displayed on the product page of this mouse on Amazon, for example.
A DPI range of 600-3600 can even be adjusted on this one. 😉
I was not successful with this method.
Popular brands like Logitech or Corsair, however, will probably include it (Corsair Logitech mouse DPI can easily be found this way).
Move on to the second method if this does not work.
METHOD 2. Software such as Microsoft Paint can be used
This method makes getting your mouse DPI very easy.
The CPS test also scores higher with mice with a higher DPI.
The process goes like this.
You will need a ruler at first in order to mark two points that are separated by a distance of one inch (2.54 cm).
This can be done on your mouse pad or on any surface you intend to place your mouse upon (I used a pencil on my table).
The next step is to disable pointer precision on your computer.
Follow the steps below to accomplish that.
- On your PC, type Mouse and search for it.
- Select Mouse settings from the menu
- Now, click on Additional mouse options.
- Click on the Pointer Options button
- To disable pointer precision, untick the box.
- Once you have clicked Apply, click OK.
When your PC’s Paint software is open, disable pointer precision.
- In the bottom right corner, make sure Zoom is set to 100%.
- STEP 1: Open MS Paint and select the Pencil tool.
- STEP 2: Use your mouse to position the Pencil icon on the leftmost side (immediately before it disappears) of your working area where it reads 0 pixels as shown in the bottom left corner of Microsoft Paint.
PS: When you attempt to do this, a number will appear like “0, 200px”. You will use the first one, so make sure it is set at 0.
You will see that the vertical height increases with scrolling down and vice versa, but you shouldn’t check that.
Do you remember I told you to mark two points on your mouse pad, table, or paper? Here’s where you will use it.
- STEP 3: Using your mouse pad, table, or white paper, find the first mark you have on your pad. Your mouse can also be placed directly on the Zero, 0-inch mark on your ruler.
MS Paint should have the Pencil icon at zero pixels (on the leftmost side of the workspace).
The 0 px point should be at the left of the pencil icon, just before it disappears on your mouse pad/table/paper/ruler.
The most common mistake people make is this.
- STEP 4: You can draw a line on your table/mouse pad by left-clicking on the mouse and reaching the 1 inch mark!
As you measure with your rule, draw a line between the two marks on your mouse pad/table/paper. MS Paint cannot handle 1 pixel.
The dimensions I read are 679 pixels, 671 pixels, 662 pixels, and 684 pixels, measured using my ruler after moving the mouse, which is located at the bottom left corner of the screen. I put my pencil icon where I saw the line end at 1 inch (after moving my mouse).
As many times as you can, click on the Pencil icon.
Calculate your mouse DPI by finding the average.
Therefore, my mouse DPI is around 674, since my average is 674 pixels.
METHOD 3. Make use of the software for DPI settings
The manufacturer’s website also has the software you can download to check your mouse’s DPI.
It is actually possible to change your mouse DPI in real life by using this method if your mouse DPI is adjustable.
The DPI of popular brands of mice, such as Logitech, Bloody, or Razer, can be changed in real-time using dedicated software.
Mouse sensitivity increases with DPI.
For every inch that you move your mouse, it will move 1600 pixels.
You might want to know your mouse’s DPI when you are about to buy it (especially when you are just about to buy it).